Today’s image is exactly what the title says… just some rocks.  I was at the beach hoping for a nice sunset, but was left with a cloudy and kinda washed-out sky.  I certainly didn’t want to go home empty handed, so I chose to slap on the ND10 and play with some long exposures.  In addition to the silky effect it creates with the water, I also really like the way colors get a more saturated look with this filter.  Now this shot will never be confused with some of my more dramatic landscapes, but I do like the simplicity of it just the same.  I also tried it in B&W, although I think I like the color version better.  Which do you like?

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/16, 46mm, 25 seconds


  1. Posted March 21, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    The simplicity of the image really works Steven as the focus is on the wonderful water and rock textures. I normally prefer color but I think the tones in the B&W really rock.

  2. Posted March 21, 2012 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I think I like the color one the best, this is incredible Steven. A great long exposure.

  3. Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    You’ve got to love the B+W 10-stop! Nice exposure Steven!

  4. siddharthajoshi
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    These are magic rocks! I like the color shot more as well…

  5. Posted March 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Just rocks, and soem sweet misty watter! Love the mono version.

  6. Posted March 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Love those warm colours. And the water has such a wonderful silky sheen. Super shot Steven

  7. Posted March 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful long exposure Steven. I’m having a tough time choosing. The colors are exceptional but the B&W is so dramatic.

  8. Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I agree. The colour one stands out a little more to me. Nice work!

  9. Posted March 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Really cool long exposure work, man. Gotta go color on this one. The light and warm tones are just to much to pass up on. 😉

  10. Jim Nix
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Nice work! I like the color better, though on the BW the contrast on the rocks is more pronounced, which is nice! Well done!!

  11. Rich McPeek
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Steven! Really like em both, but I’m going with the color one. Great work!

  12. Claudia
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Both are beautiful. The water in the color shot looks like mist, and you get that little touch of green moss just drawing your eye in. Very nice.

  13. Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! I like the misty look.

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